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Old 10-30-2013, 10:39 PM
MrLeadFoot MrLeadFoot is offline
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Default Re: Roland SPD-SX Sampling vs. Octapad SPD-30 Phrasing, etc.

Thanks for the info, thus far. Let me digest what you've shared first, then I will read it again at a later point, just to make sure I understand the usefulness of both. I was hoping to have a single uinit for the sampling, when I need it, as well as use it as a separate kit or add-on, such as what you're doing now. I've got a nagging feeling that is the very reason why you ended up with both. ;-)

FWIW, I have the orginal Simmons e-kit, which I use now for the e-drums add-on, and was hoping to replace it with one of the Roland units, and get the sampling, too. If it is determined that I really need two different units for what I want, I might just have to keep the Simmons around a bit longer.

Here's what I want:

1) The ability to have add-on e-drum sounds to my 7-piece Mapex Saturn acoustic kit.
2) The ability to trigger melodic instrument tracks, such as bass, keys, guitar, click, etc.
3) The ability to play the unit as a stand-alone kit at times such as what you mentioned.
4) At times, both 2 and 3 above.

Am I dreaming, or barking up the wrong tree with either of the Roland units?
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